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Programmer Job Opportunity

We are seeking a bright, motivated individual to develop a software tool to aggregate stream reaches. More specifically the tool will automate a spatially constrained clustering algorithm that aggregates adjacent reaches of similar landscape character into larger stream valley segment units.  You would be adapting and migrating existing VBA code (MS-Excel) called Valley-segment Affinity Search Technique (VAST) that was originally developed for use in Michigan. VAST needs some adaptations to optimize it for use in Ontario. It also needs to be migrated from VBA to Matlab.  The successful candidate will work closely with research staff. Demonstrated experience in programming and working with databases are required. VBA and Matlab programming experience is an asset. General GIS and GIS programming experience is also an asset.

Demonstrated experience in programming experience in programming (i.e. software development) and working with databases is required. GIS experience is not required but would be useful.
If interested please e-mail a statement of interests, your CV and the names and e-mail addresses of two people willing to act as references to Nicholas Jones (
Dr. Nicholas Jones (Nick)
Research Scientist | Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources | River and Stream Ecology Lab | Adjunct Professor Trent University
Trent University, DNA Building 2140 East Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8  land:  705-755-2268 fax: 705-755-1559 mobile: 705-875-8298



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